The Health Care Debate Continues
Controversies Surrounding the New Law and Its MandatesBuy Full Issue$34.95
On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), to overhaul the Nation’s health care system and ensure access to insurance to 30 million Americans. Though deemed imperfect even by those who supported it, the bill’s passage was an accomplishment that had eluded politicans in the White House and Congress for nearly a century — starting with Teddy Roosevelt, whose 1912 Bull Moose Party platform called for universal coverage.
Instead, over the years, Congress had taken an incremental approach, enacting programs to provide health security to certa…
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Controversies Surrounding the New Law and Its MandatesRead More
Congressional Budget Office AnalysisRead More
Recent Action in CongressRead More
2011 State of the Union AddressRead More
Implementation TimelineRead More
Pro & Con
Should Congress Repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?